Department of Labor Overtime Rule Temporarily Halted

President Obama’s overtime ruling, scheduled to go into effect on December 1st, has been temporarily halted by a federal court. The proposed ruling would require employers to pay overtime to salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 annually. U.S. District Judge Amos Azzant, in Sherman, Texas has ruled to block the implementation of this law nationwide.  Many business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and 21 state attorney generals sued the Department of Labor in an effort to see this ruling dismissed.

Now, it is expected that the court process and litigation will continue until President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated on January 20, 2017. Trump’s Department of Labor could terminate the rule permanently. For more information on this, read here.

The passing or dismissal of the overtime ruling will have a huge impact on local business owners, which is why hb&k will continue to update you on the status of the pending rule. If you have any questions, please contact us at 251-928-2443.